Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Moving Season

The summer, particularly July is full of military families moving. It's referred to as the PCS season. PCS stands for Permanent Change of Station. Since this is our first summer experiencing this, it is quite sad. I'm not easily attached to people so it's not like I'm crying over it but I have a lot of good friends here. Meaning, I'm not a best friends kind of gal, I like to have several friends to hang out with. Some are or have already moved this summer. Luckily already new families have moved in and quickly I've been reaching out to them and making new friends. But I can't help but think what it will be like when I move next summer. I'll be the one leaving ALL my friends and forced to make ALL new ones at our new base. This past year has flown by and I know that this upcoming year will as well. My point is that as JAG families we will move roughly every 2 years, (oversea stations you stay for 3 years). Exploring new places is exciting, meeting new people is exciting, but what about the people I leave behind, over and over again. It makes me sad. All I have to say is thank heaven for blogging and facebook!!


  1. Wow, I thought it was sometimes 3 years between moves. We are supposed to find out our 2 location choices on August 2nd. I will post when we find out. Thanks!!

  2. You are right, if you are stationed overseas you'll stay 3 years. There are some other cases where you might stay longer at a single base which I'll do a post about.

  3. Hello and a HUGE thank you for this blog! Making the call tomorrow about the big decision...Grand Forks, North Dakota here we come! Should be fun for a few So Cal kids. My husband will be starting COT in Oct. and will be stationed at his new base starting in Nov. He will leave to go back to JASOC in Feb. My question is with regards to base housing waiting lists and moving. How long would you say the average family is on a waiting list for? How soon can you move to your base? How long does he have to move? It has taken us FOREVER to get to this point and now that we are here and can't help but ask so many questions. Anything would help. THANKS!